Can you guys think of any other references to things we've read in class we've yet to discuss?
Monday, March 21, 2011
As we discussed in class today, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern try to make sense of the absurdity that happens. When they find the second letter calling for their executions, they don't take action to prevent their own death. As the law of probability mentioned earlier in the play states, we want things to make sense. We try to talk our way into reasoning. However, they don't always work out the way they are "supposed" to. I couldn't help but by reminded of Pangloss from Candide. He always made philosophies fit his circumstances. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are similar to Pangloss in this sense because they are trying to create order in absurdity.